recording of The Night Side of New York by Various.
Read by Grant Hurlock.
This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after dark, with stops along the way to vividly depict scenes ranging from the splendid to the squalid - but focusing largely on the latter! (Summary by Grant Hurlock)
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October 27, 2012
Listen at your own risk
Boring, tiresome and, in at least one chapter, endlessly anti-semitic.
October 25, 2012
I really liked this
This is a collection of short pieces, written supposedly by a group of anonymous reporters from New York newspapers. Each piece focuses on a type of venue that stays open late into the New York night, late in the Nineteenth Century. It’s a fantastic little series, describing the eateries, clubs, police stations and theatres: the whole midnight nation of the metropolis.